We Asked United Fans Whether They Want To Sign Ivan Toney And The Results Are Surprising

Over 55% of Manchester United supporters polled by Man U News want the club to make a bid for Brentford’s Ivan Toney this summer.

The England international is closing in on the final twelve months of his contract and he is expected to be on the move at the end of the season.

With Anthony Martial leaving on a free transfer next month, the Red Devils will be looking to strengthen their options up front.

When asked if Toney would be the right striker to bring in, the majority of fans backed the transfer to go ahead (press “view results”).

Will United pursue a deal for Toney?

There are reasons for and against the club pursuing the forward. At 28 years of age, he wouldn’t fit into INEOS’s policy of signing young talent, and his presence could also limit the game time of Rasmus Hojlund.

Furthermore, Toney has struggled to score goals since returning from his ban. After scoring 4 in his first 5 matches following his comeback in January, he hasn’t found the net in any of his last 11 outings.

However, a strong case can be made for recruiting the player too. He is unlikely to cost too much due to his contract situation, with some reports this week even suggesting that Brentford may accept an offer in the region of £40m.

Considering United have to abide by the Premier League’s Profit and Sustainability rules, buying Toney at a discounted price could free up funds for strengthening other positions.

Of course, if the striker is available for such a low amount, other teams are likely to get involved. Chelsea, Tottenham and West Ham are also known to be keeping tabs on the player, along with United. This transfer is certainly one to keep an eye on over the coming weeks.

David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.